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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

Covers the Supreme Court of the United States. By Bloomberg Law.

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    Argument analysis: Nine justices, with five votes for death row inmate?

    Argument analysis: Nine justices, with five votes for death row inmate?
    Three decades ago, James McWilliams was convicted of the robbery, rape and murder of convenience store clerk Patricia Reynolds. An Alabama judge sentenced McWilliams to death, rejecting both his pleas to consult with an independent…
  • Apr 24

    Event announcement

    Event announcement
    On April 27 at 9 a.m., the Constitutional Accountability Center will host its fourth annual “Home Stretch at the Supreme Court” event. Speakers will include Deborah Archer, Brianne Gorod, Erin Murphy and Don Verrilli; Amy Howe…
  • Apr 24

    Argument transcript

    Argument transcript
    The transcript in McWilliams v. Dunn is here; the transcript in Davila v. Davis is here. The post Argument transcripts appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Rank this Week: 13

Law and Humanities Blog

Law and Humanities Blog

An independent blog supporting law and humanities activities and scholarship, including the work of the Law and Humanities Institute. Posts discuss law and the arts, law and history, and occasionally law and social sciences, and law and science. The blog posts calls for papers, news of conferences, special events, and other items of interest to those in the field.

http://lawlit.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    Legal Conversations As Signifier: A New Book From Elgar Publishing @ElgarPublishing

    Legal Conversations As Signifier: A New Book From Elgar Publishing @ElgarPublishing
    Forthcoming from Elgar Publishing:Legal Conversation as Signifier (Jan M. Broekman and Frank Fleerackers, ed., September 2017) (Elgar Studies in Legal Theory). Here is a description of the book's contents.Conversation and argument concerning…
  • Apr 24

    A New Book From Philip Allott on Philosophy and Law (Elgar Publishing) @ElgarPublishing

    A New Book From Philip Allott on Philosophy and Law (Elgar Publishing) @ElgarPublishing
    New from Elgar Publishing:Philip Allott, Professor Emeritus of International Public Law and Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, has published Eutopia: New Philosophy and New Law for a Troubled World.  Here is a description of the…
  • Apr 24

    Kopel on The Right To Arms in Nineteenth Century Colorado @SturmCOL

    Kopel on The Right To Arms in Nineteenth Century Colorado @SturmCOL
    David B. Kopel, Independence Institute and University of Denver College of Law, has published The Right to Arms in Nineteenth Century Colorado as University of Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-14. Here is the abstract. This Article…
Rank this Week: 2686

American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
  • Apr 24

    In Its Rush to Kill, Arkansas May Have Executed an Innocent Man

    In Its Rush to Kill, Arkansas May Have Executed an Innocent Man
    The entire criminal justice system in Arkansas failed Ledell Lee, whose execution was part of the state's execution spree. Ledell Lee’s first hard-knock moment came even before he was born. His mom, 16 and on her third pregnancy by a…
  • Apr 21

    In Time for the Reform Debate, New Documents Shed Light on the Government’s Surveillance of American

    In Time for the Reform Debate, New Documents Shed Light on the Government’s Surveillance of American
    Congress can rein in warrantless spying by enacting significant reforms to an important surveillance law. The ACLU today released more than a dozen new documents concerning the government’s warrantless surveillance of millions of…
  • Apr 20

    Donald Trump Has Free Speech Rights, Too

    Donald Trump Has Free Speech Rights, Too
    Demagoguery, fury, and assault in a crowded theater… is this incitement? Few organizations have been more engaged in fighting President Donald Trump’s attacks on civil liberties and civil rights than the ACLU. But it’s…
Rank this Week: 657

Wall of Separation

Wall of Separation

From the Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation
  • Apr 24

    A Broad Ruling In Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer Could Pave The Way For Private School Voucher Program

    A Broad Ruling In Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer Could Pave The Way For Private School Voucher Program
    Maggie GarrettWall of SeparationNearly 20 years ago, Betsy DeVos and her husband were the primary funders of an effort to strip the Michigan Constitution’s no-aid clause – the provision that ensures the government doesn’t…
  • Apr 21

    Another Anti-Science Bill Surfaces In Oklahoma

    Another Anti-Science Bill Surfaces In Oklahoma
    Rokia HassaneinWall of SeparationOklahoma legislators are considering a bill that would undermine sound science education in public schools. Senate Bill 393, which has passed the state Senate and will soon face a vote on the floor of the…
  • Apr 21

    Americans United And Allies In Court Today Arguing For Nationwide Block Of Muslim Ban 2.0

    Americans United And Allies In Court Today Arguing For Nationwide Block Of Muslim Ban 2.0
    Liz HayesWall of SeparationThis afternoon, Americans United and our allies will have our first opportunity to go before a judge in UMAA v. Trump – the federal lawsuit we filed against President Donald J. Trump’s Muslim Ban…
Rank this Week: 1809

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

Covers constitutional law, criminal law, DUI, drugs, First Amendment and immigration. By Jon Katz, P.C.

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
  • Apr 24

    Dissenting federal appellate judge bemoans the Drug War’s toll on the Constitution

    Dissenting federal appellate judge bemoans the Drug War’s toll on the Constitution
    Nearly two generations of Americans, born since 1980, knows of no life other than that under the drug wars spurred during the Reagan administration, complete with metal detectors and other intrusive searches in schools without particularized…
  • Apr 23

    Narrow tailoring is needed for restrictions on Internet access by probationers & parolee

    Narrow tailoring is needed for restrictions on Internet access by probationers & parolee
    Plenty of probation agents and sentencing judges may have a penchant for barring access to the Internet for certain convicted sex offenders, in such cases as sexual assault and child pornography. However, doing so in a knee-jerk fashion and…
  • Apr 23

    Let Virginia governor’s death penalty commutation lead to no more execution

    Let Virginia governor’s death penalty commutation lead to no more execution
    For decades, Virginia has been a leader in sending people to death row and in executing them rather than delaying doing so, as is common in California. On April 21, 2017, Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe took at least one action in the…
Rank this Week: 678

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Civil Appellate practice tips, resources, and news. Published by D. Todd Smith, Attorney at Law.

http://www.texasappellatelawblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    [Tap…Tap…Tap] Is This Thing On?

    [Tap…Tap…Tap] Is This Thing On?
    After a decade of blogging, I’m still amazed how one simple post can spin off new opportunities. Back in November, I wrote about how I’m using my iPad Pro during oral arguments. As a direct result of that post, I was:…
  • Mar 28

    Bench Bar Beyond: The Future is Now

    Bench Bar Beyond: The Future is Now
    The Austin Bar Association is accepting registrations for Bench Bar Beyond, its annual conference with the local judiciary. As the name and artwork suggest, the theme this year is futuristic; attendees are invited to explore topics and…
  • Jan 16

    How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Formal Bills of Exception

    How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Formal Bills of Exception
    Appellate lawyers are the legal equivalent of a parent that you call to help navigate life’s uncertainties. In action, this means that appellate lawyers receive phone calls regarding obscure areas of law or rarely utilized procedures.…
Rank this Week: 981

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

By University of Toledo College of Law Professor Howard M. Friedman.

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    Criminal Complaints Filed Against JCC Bomb Threat Perpetrator

    Criminal Complaints Filed Against JCC Bomb Threat Perpetrator
    The Department of Justice announced that on Friday criminal complaints were filed against Michael Kadar, a dual American-Israeli citizen living in Israel, who allegedly telephoned bomb threats to Jewish institutions around the U.S.…
  • Apr 24

    Recent Articles of Interest

    Recent Articles of Interest
    From SSRN:Valeriano Diviacchi, Why Tolerate Law? (April 7, 2017).Eric Owusu Boahen & Emmanuel C. Mamatzakis, The Moderating Effect of Legal Environment on Culture and Religiosity Towards Classification Shifting Behaviour – Global…
  • Apr 23

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Jenkins v. Campose, (9th Cir., April 21, 2017), the 9th Circuit, reversing the ditrict court in part, held that defendants failed to show that a prohibition on wudhu in one of the prison restrooms is rationally related to a legitimate…
Rank this Week: 784

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Apr 24

    Hate Speech Is Free Speech, But Maybe It Shouldn't Be

    Hate Speech Is Free Speech, But Maybe It Shouldn't Be
    by Michael DorfA student group at UC Berkeley invited Ann Coulter to speak. The event was cancelled due to ostensible security concerns in circumstances that led most reasonable observers (including me) to conclude that a substantial part of…
  • Apr 21

    Is It Even Possible to Be Too Hard on Supply-Siders?

    Is It Even Possible to Be Too Hard on Supply-Siders?
    by Neil H. BuchananThe Republican leadership uniformly despised Donald Trump during last year's primaries, fiercely opposing him before finally meekly submitting to his misrule.  Throughout this tragicomedy, however, Trump and his party…
  • Apr 20

    Trump, Syria, Tienanmen, and the Downside of Civilian Control of the Military

    Trump, Syria, Tienanmen, and the Downside of Civilian Control of the Military
    by Michael DorfIn my latest Verdict column, I weigh in on the debate over whether President Trump's April 7 cruise missile strike against a Syrian airbase violated domestic constitutional law and/or international law. Here is the nutshell…
Rank this Week: 599

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Apr 24

    A Well-Pleaded Argument

    A Well-Pleaded Argument
    Lonny Hoffman, Plausible Theory, Implausible Conclusions, 83 U. Chicago L. Rev. Online 143 (2016).Elizabeth G. ThornburgI should start by putting my own bias on the table: I think the changes to pleading standards brought about by Twombly and…
  • Apr 21

    Make America Troll Again

    Make America Troll Again
    Whitney Phillips, This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things: Mapping the Relationship between Online Trolling and Mainstream Culture (2016).James GrimmelmannThere is a theory that Donald Trump does not exist, and that the fictional character of…
  • Apr 20

    “If you count it, it will count:” From Directives to Reports Refined

    “If you count it, it will count:” From Directives to Reports Refined
    Oren Perez, The Green Economy Paradox: A Critical Inquiry into Sustainability Indexes, 17 Minn. J. L. Sci. & Tech 153 (2016).Robert RosenStudents of organizations know that numbers can drive action and uncounted outcomes can get lost…
Rank this Week: 4788

Verdict

Verdict

Provides legal analysis and commentary on topical legal news and cases.

http://verdict.justia.com/
Rank this Week: 3577

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
Rank this Week: 6

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

Covers condemnation and real estate law. By David B. Snyder of Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Apr 22

    PA Considers Broker Price Opinion Legislation

    PA Considers Broker Price Opinion Legislation
    The PA State House is considering a bill that would amend the state’s Real Estate Licensing Law. According the Bill’s sponsor, HB863 would define “a Broker Price Opinion (BPO) as ‘an estimate prepared by a broker,…
  • Mar 29

    Missouri Considers Eminent Domain Legislation

    Missouri Considers Eminent Domain Legislation
    The Missouri State Legislature is considering a bill in response to a proposed electrical transmission line project. House Bills 640 and 795 were proposed by Rep. Nate Walker, R-Kirksville. If passed, the legislation would: Ask utility…
  • Mar 28

    PA Court Remands Gas Storage Case

    PA Court Remands Gas Storage Case
    A Pennsylvania appeals court remanded two cases for new hearings on whether a UGI Corp. subsidiary had properly taken the subsurface rights of private landowners by declaring their properties within a buffer zone surrounding an underground…
Rank this Week: 1021

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 22

    Balkinization Symposium on Michael Klarman, The Framers' Coup-- Collected Post

    Balkinization Symposium on Michael Klarman, The Framers' Coup-- Collected Post
    Here are the collected posts for our Balkinization symposium on Michael Klarman's new book, The Framers' Coup: The Making of the United States Constitution (Oxford University Press 2016).Jack Balkin, Introduction to Symposium on Michael…
  • Apr 21

    The Framers, Democracy, and the Demagogue, Part Two

    The Framers, Democracy, and the Demagogue, Part Two
    Michael KlarmanFor the Symposium on Michael Klarman, The Framers' Coup: The Making of the United States Constitution.            As established in yesterday’s post, the Framers…
  • Apr 20

    Reflections on "Law and Religion in an Increasingly Polarized America"

    Reflections on "Law and Religion in an Increasingly Polarized America"
    On the plane to San Francisco I read the terrific symposium issue of the Lewis and Clark Law Review, "Law and Religion in an Increasingly Polarized America." (Congratulations to Jim Oleske for putting it together.) Several of the articles…
Rank this Week: 2411

Constitution

Constitution

Commentary on constitutions, the rule of law, and nomology.

http://constitutionalism.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 22

    History of legal corruption in the United State

    History of legal corruption in the United State
    Having been asked for a quote of a prominent legal figure on prosecutorial corruption, especially the kind that results in wrongful convictions, it is difficult to find something pithy.There is nothing new about prosecutorial corruption. It…
  • Apr 22

    Arrest Assange? For what?

    Arrest Assange? For what?
    CIA Director Mike Ompeo has announced that they have "found" a legal basis for arresting Julian Assange for his handling of classified information, and he seems to be supported in this position by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Both men are…
  • Apr 17

    Gun-free or free-fire

    Gun-free or free-fire
    No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session.Its an odd year so the Texas legislature is in session. The big issue this year is "constitutional carry", the proponents of which want Texas gun laws changed to…
Rank this Week: 4494

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Apr 21

    Ninth Circuit Upholds Berkeley Ordinance Requiring Cell Phone Retail Disclosure

    Ninth Circuit Upholds Berkeley Ordinance Requiring Cell Phone Retail Disclosure
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In its opinion in CTIA - The Wireless Ass'n v. City of Berkeley, a panel of the Ninth Circuit rejected First Amendment and preemption challenges to an ordinance...
  • Apr 21

    DOJ Moves to Clamp Down on Sanctuary Citie

    DOJ Moves to Clamp Down on Sanctuary Citie
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Department of Justice sent nine letters today reminding "sanctuary" jurisdictions that "as a condition for receiving certain financial year 2016 funding from the Department of…
  • Apr 20

    Fifth Circuit Tosses State Prosecution of Federal Officer

    Fifth Circuit Tosses State Prosecution of Federal Officer
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Fifth Circuit today threw out a criminal case brought by Texas against a federal FBI deputy, citing Supremacy Clause immunity. The ruling means that the state's case against the officer ends,…
Rank this Week: 4343

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

Covers developments in the entire range of issues addressed by the Federal Communications Commission in its regulation of spectrum-related activities, as well as copyright, trademark, First Amendment and Internet issues. By Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth.

http://www.commlawblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    The FCC Announces Two Rules of Interest to NCE Station

    The FCC Announces Two Rules of Interest to NCE Station
    On April 20, 2017, the FCC announced two new developments for NCE stations. First, the FCC stated that it will no longer require the officers and board members of NCE stations to obtain FCC registration numbers (“FRNs”), a…
  • Apr 20

    What Happens in Vegas in April…We’ll Tell You About in May

    What Happens in Vegas in April…We’ll Tell You About in May
    Regular readers of our “Memorandum to Clients” publication are an astute and well-read bunch (probably because they read the “MTC”). So we’re guessing that  you are generally aware of our usual publication…
  • Apr 20

    Upcoming FCC Broadcast, Telecom Filing Deadline

    Upcoming FCC Broadcast, Telecom Filing Deadline
    Do you know what FCC filing deadlines are coming up in early May through early June?  We do.  Note our list is not comprehensive, and other proceedings may apply to you.  Please do not hesitate to contact FHH if you have any…
Rank this Week: 3380

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • Apr 21

    To POE or Not to POE: The Proper Evidentiary Standard for Campus Sexual Misconduct (A Debate)

    To POE or Not to POE: The Proper Evidentiary Standard for Campus Sexual Misconduct (A Debate)
    Featuring Professors Nancy Chi Cantalupo, Katharine Baker, Daniel Hemel, and Richard Epstein. Moderated by Professor Emily Buss. Presented by the Domestic and Sexual Violence Project, Defenders, Law Women's Caucus, Education and Child…
  • Mar 7

    Gillian Thomas, "Title VII and Women in the Workplace"

    Gillian Thomas, "Title VII and Women in the Workplace"
    Gillian Thomas, staff attorney at the ACLU Women's Rights Project, will discuss issues in her recently-published book, Because of Sex: One Law, Ten Cases, and Fifty Years about Title VII and its effects for women in the workplace. The book…
  • Feb 28

    Anthony J. Casey, "The Short Happy Life of Rules and Standards"

    Anthony J. Casey, "The Short Happy Life of Rules and Standards"
    The choice between rules and standards in lawmaking is a central question. But the line between the two forms is not as clear as most scholars presume. This talk argues that the lack of a coherent unifying principle in the…
Rank this Week: 1254

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

Covers 42 USC Section 1983 and constitutional law. By Professor Sheldon Nahmod.

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Apr 21

    White v. Pauly: Another Supreme Court Signal on Excessive Force and Qualified Immunity

    White v. Pauly: Another Supreme Court Signal on Excessive Force and Qualified Immunity
    In White v. Pauly,  137 S. Ct. 548 (2017)(per curiam), the Supreme Court once more strongly sent a message that police officers are to be given maximum deference when sued for damages under section 1983 and the Fourth Amendment for using…
  • Mar 29

    An Injured Public Employee Gets Past DeShaney and Collins v. City of Harker Height

    An Injured Public Employee Gets Past DeShaney and Collins v. City of Harker Height
    The DeShaney and Collins Obstacles for Injured Public Employees Seeking Section 1983 Damages A public employee who has been injured and thereby deprived of his or her constitutional rights by the employer’s failure to prevent the injury…
  • Mar 20

    34th Annual Section 1983 Conference on April 20-21, 2017 in Chicago

    34th Annual Section 1983 Conference on April 20-21, 2017 in Chicago
    I don’t ordinarily advertise on my blog but here comes a commercial. IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law is hosting the 34th annual Section 1983 Conference in Chicago on April 20-21, 2017. This two-day conference covers all aspects of…
Rank this Week: 5015

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

Left-leaning, social justice-minded slant on law and justice issues, the death penalty, politics, and current events.

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    Free Speech At Berkeley

    Free Speech At Berkeley
    "Freedom of speech is something that represents the very dignity of what a human being is. If you cannot speak... I mean, that's what marks us off. That's what marks us off from the stones and the stars. You can speak freely. It is almost…
  • Apr 11

    Passover And The Plague Of Trump

    Passover And The Plague Of Trump
    Three thousand years of beautiful tradition, from Moses to Sandy Koufax.  -- The Big LebowskiPassover is a celebration of the liberation of the Jewish people from Egypt three thousand years ago. We've been telling and re-telling the…
  • Mar 31

    Time Begins On Opening Day

    Time Begins On Opening Day
    You spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball, and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.  -- Jim BoutonAs the vulgar talking yam occupying the White House seeks to delegitimize truth,…
Rank this Week: 3221

Life Sentences Blog

Life Sentences Blog

Tracks new legal developments and research relating to long prison sentences. By Marquette University Law School Professor Michael O'Hear.

http://www.lifesentencesblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    A Win for Judicial Sentencing Discretion in Armed Robbery Cases; Additional Reform Still Needed

    A Win for Judicial Sentencing Discretion in Armed Robbery Cases; Additional Reform Still Needed
    Earlier this month, in Dean v. United States, the Supreme Court ruled that federal sentencing judges retain some discretion to soften the notoriously draconian sentencing scheme of 18 U.S.C. §924(c). The statute establishes a mandatory…
  • Apr 7

    New Book on Avery Case

    New Book on Avery Case
    Hey, Making a Murderer fans, Marquette alumnus (and prolific author) Michael Cicchini has a provocative new book out on the Steven Avery case: Convicting Avery: The Bizarre Laws and Broken System behind Making a Murderer. I…
  • Mar 28

    Juvenile Court or Adult? New Research on the Consequences of the Decision

    Juvenile Court or Adult? New Research on the Consequences of the Decision
    Juvenile courts were invented at the end of the nineteenth century and spread rapidly across the U.S. Proponents argued that juvenile offenders were more readily rehabilitated than adults, and should be handled through a different court…
Rank this Week: 3163

Constitution Daily

Constitution Daily

From the National Constitution Center.

http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/
  • Apr 19

    Supreme Court eager to decide major religion case

    Supreme Court eager to decide major religion case
    The Supreme Court on Wednesday sent a very strong hint that it is eager, maybe even passionately so, to decide one of history’s most important cases on dealings between religion and government.
  • Apr 18

    Five myths about the start of the Revolutionary War

    Five myths about the start of the Revolutionary War
    The American Revolutionary War started on April 19, 1775 at the towns of Lexington and Concord. But how accurate are some of the key facts that have been handed down to us through the generations?
  • Apr 18

    Active — and comfortable — first day for Gorsuch

    Active — and comfortable — first day for Gorsuch
    A very good test for a rookie on the Supreme Court is how well a new Justice can handle a deeply complex case that only a professor of legal arcana could love.
Rank this Week: 1802

Eminent Domain Services, LLC'…

Eminent Domain Services, LLC' Eminent Domain Blog

Covers eminent domain, land use, and utilities cases with a special focus on Wisconsin matters.

http://www.wisconsineminentdomain.com/eminent-domain-blog
  • Apr 18

    Court of Appeals: Just Compensation Claims Naming City Instead of CDA were Proper under Doctrine of Apparent Authority

    Court of Appeals: Just Compensation Claims Naming City Instead of CDA were Proper under Doctrine of Apparent Authority
    A recent published opinion from the Wisconsin Court of Appeals used the doctrine of apparent authority to clear up confusion in a compensation action.  Haas v. City of Oconomowoc, 2017 WI App 10, ___Wis. 2d ___, ___ N.W.2d ___.​The…
  • Aug 26

    When Reasonable Access Comes from Your Neighbor

    When Reasonable Access Comes from Your Neighbor
    In a recent per curiam opinion, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals discussed what grounds the Department of Transportation can give to close a business’s driveway and the route landowners may be left with.  Slater v. DOT,…
  • Jul 6

    North Carolina's Court of Appeals Takes on Billboard Taking

    North Carolina's Court of Appeals Takes on Billboard Taking
    In April, the North Carolina Court of Appeals decided a case involving billboard compensation.  Department of Transportation v. Adams Outdoor Advertising of Charlotte, 785 S.E.2d 151 (N.C. Ct. App. 2016). This case is interesting because…
Rank this Week: 1263

Constitutionalism & Democracy

Constitutionalism & Democracy

A law blog by Albany Law School Professor Stephen Gottlieb and Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship James Gathii

http://constitutionalismanddemocracy.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 18

    The Future of Job

    The Future of Job
    Automation is changing the workforce. It creates some highly skilled jobs but eliminates many others, from service jobs like taxis to previously professional tasks like document review. Factory jobs are decimated by automation. The industrial…
  • Apr 11

    Peace Corps and Legal Service

    Peace Corps and Legal Service
    The Trump Administration hasn’t included the Peace Corps in its proposal for fiscal year 2018. It proposed cutting the international affairs budget by nearly a third.[1] It struck funding for the Legal Services Corporation which…
  • Apr 8

    What should we expect of law, judges and judicial nominee

    What should we expect of law, judges and judicial nominee
    People often ask me whether something is constitutional. I often respond by asking what they mean. Our Constitution is only as good as the people handling it. Beyond that it’s a piece of paper, that bends, folds and tears. The Founding…
Rank this Week: 4764

Real Property & Development Review

Real Property & Development Review

Covers real estate, construction, and land use laws in the Pacific Northwest. By Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP.

http://www.dwtrealpropertyreview.com/
Rank this Week: 1190

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

http://oplawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    Government Positions on Marijuana Evolve

    Government Positions on Marijuana Evolve
    While the federal government turns its back on recreational marijuana, Michigan is prepared to blow the lid off medical marijuana production and dispensation. Government's relationship to the plant continues to evolve.This blogger recalls…
  • Apr 13

    Insane Clown Posse Sued for Trademark Infringement

    Insane Clown Posse Sued for Trademark Infringement
    ICP front man Violent JA few years ago, we posted about an ACLU lawsuit, filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, seeking to have followers of the Insane Clown Posse, known as Juggalos, removed from the…
  • Apr 13

    Where Have All the Law Students Gone?

    Where Have All the Law Students Gone?
    Not long ago, everyone wanted to be the lawyer. College grads flocked to law schools in droves.Innovative curricula, featuring evening and weekend classes, attracted professionals looking to up their game. Affordable student loans also made…
Rank this Week: 311

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
  • Apr 17

    Concrete Steps of towards an Urban Internet of Thing

    Concrete Steps of towards an Urban Internet of Thing
    April 12, 2017 – In November 2016, the Knight Foundation and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society’s Responsive Communities initiative, under the auspices of the NetGain Partnership, brought together city officials…
  • Mar 30

    Susan Crawford’s Road Trip – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 242

    Susan Crawford’s Road Trip – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 242
    March 1, 2017 – Susan Crawford has come back to the podcast to tell us about her recent travels in North Carolina and Tennessee, talking to people on the ground that have already built fiber-optic networks or are in the midst of…
  • Mar 29

    Adam Ruins Everything – Susan Crawford On Investing in Internet Infrastructure

    Adam Ruins Everything – Susan Crawford On Investing in Internet Infrastructure
    March 29, 2017 – On the podcast Susan tells us why the internet in the U.S. isn’t as good as it should be; it’s much slower than many other countries around the world because our cable conglomerates can control markets…
Rank this Week: 2391

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Apr 17

    JOTWELL Summer Job for UM Law Student

    JOTWELL Summer Job for UM Law Student
    Jotwell, the online journal of reviews of recent faculty scholarship relating to the law (http://jowell.com), needs a UMiami Law Student Editor for 25-30 hours per week during the summer. The student editor is a blend of a substantive editor…
  • Apr 16

    The (Rare?) Case of a Regulation that Does the Opposite of a Statute

    The (Rare?) Case of a Regulation that Does the Opposite of a Statute
    US personal tax returns are normally due on April 15; because the 15th fell on a Saturday this year, the IRS extended the date to April 18. That date got a lot of publicity. What got almost no publicity, however, … Continue reading…
  • Apr 5

    Phenomenal

    Phenomenal
    Perfect The post Phenomenal appeared first on Discourse.net.
Rank this Week: 99

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Covers criminal law, DUI and civil rights. By Peterson Law Offices.

http://www.idahocriminaldefenselaw.com/
  • Apr 14

    State Security Manager NOT GUILTY of Theft of $31,000 from Ada County Treasurer’s Office

    State Security Manager NOT GUILTY of Theft of $31,000 from Ada County Treasurer’s Office
    The two best words for any criminal defense lawyer and any defendant – NOT GUILTY. Heard them again to day in the case of State vs. April Rice. Ms. Rice was charged with grand theft after she received a check from the County that…
  • Mar 16

    AG Sessions directs get tough on crime campaign

    AG Sessions directs get tough on crime campaign
    OK – I get it. If you are the Prez’ and you ran on a scare platform that crime is rampant in the streets and makes it more likely you will be murdered in Chicago than you will find an empty Starbucks in Seattle, you’ve got…
  • Mar 15

    Recent action – “CPT Pete” goes back to the courts-martial circuit – Wins!

    Recent action – “CPT Pete” goes back to the courts-martial circuit – Wins!
    Oh man, has it really been that long since I last posted on this blog? I feel like I need to go to confession – “Forgive me father for I have sinned, it has been eight months since my last blog post….” But enough…
Rank this Week: 990

Due Process Advocacy

Due Process Advocacy

Advocacy for criminal due process and changing the ruling in Arizona v Youngblood.

http://www.due-process.org
  • Apr 12

    New video about Scott Davis Wrongful Conviction

    New video about Scott Davis Wrongful Conviction
    This is a great series with some great insights. Why can’t judges makes these same conclusions?   The post New video about Scott Davis Wrongful Conviction appeared first on Due Process Matters.
  • Oct 23

    More evidence that we aren’t in the midst of a national crime wave – The Washington Post

    More evidence that we aren’t in the midst of a national crime wave – The Washington Post
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-watch/wp/2016/10/20/more-evidence-that-we-arent-in-the-midst-of-a-national-crime-wave/?utm_term=.f53beb59e71b The post More evidence that we aren’t in the midst of a national crime wave –…
  • Sep 19

    Latest Update to Dominick Dunne Burning Obsession with new evidence

    Latest Update to Dominick Dunne Burning Obsession with new evidence
    This is an update on the Scott Davis case profiled on the TV show. The show is completely biased and full of factual errors that were now pointed out and corrected among with adding news on new evidence showing Scott Davis was wrongly…
Rank this Week: 1784

California Appellate Law Blog

California Appellate Law Blog

News and insight about appellate law. By Archer Norris, a professional law corporation.

http://www.caappellatelaw.com/
  • Apr 10

    Don’t Assume That the Assets of the Receivership Estate Will Be Used to Pay for the Receivership

    Don’t Assume That the Assets of the Receivership Estate Will Be Used to Pay for the Receivership
    Parties (typically plaintiffs) may request the appointment of a receiver in cases involving disputes over corporate assets or interests in real estate.  But the appointment of a receiver may have unexpected consequences for the party…
  • Jan 10

    “Do-Over” Arbitrations—Appeals Without Appellate Rules?

    “Do-Over” Arbitrations—Appeals Without Appellate Rules?
    Are the commonly accepted features of arbitration—speed and finality—being watered down by rules permitting a second arbitration that expose parties to delays and significantly increased expenses? In a recently published decision,…
  • Aug 2

    California’s Anti-SLAPP Statute Untangled

    California’s Anti-SLAPP Statute Untangled
    On August 1 the California Supreme Court finally resolved a split of authority among California’s appellate courts over operation of the anti-SLAPP statute, Code of Civil Procedure section 425.16, in the mixed cause of action…
Rank this Week: 967

Real Estate and Construction Law…

Real Estate and Construction Law Blog

Up-to-date information on real estate, construction, environmental, and land use law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.realestatelanduseandenvironmentallaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1196

Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

Provides commentary on criminal law, civil liberties and jurisprudence. By Jeffrey Gamso.

http://gamso-forthedefense.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 4

    How Far We've Fallen

    How Far We've Fallen
    Let's start the way Laura Kipnis does:Lately I've been thinking that future generations will look back on the recent upheavals in sexual culture on American campuses and see officially sanctioned hysteria.  They'll wonder how supposedly…
  • Mar 25

    Where it All Went Wrong - Kinda

    Where it All Went Wrong - Kinda
    I've been trying to figure out just why I found Michael D. Cicchini's deconstruction of the case(s) against Steven Avery so annoying.  It's not that he says anything that's particularly wrong about how criminal law and procedure actually…
  • Jan 28

    The New Colossu

    The New Colossu
    How naïve he'd been, thought the Optician.  How naïve.  Because there would always be greater sorrow, deeper and more unfathomable than any of us could ever imagine.Emma Jane Kirby, The Optician of Lampedusa.* * * *…
Rank this Week: 4050

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
  • Mar 30

    Cuba’s in the Air: The Legal Challenges to Loaning Art from Cuba due to Judgments under the State Sponsored Terrorism Exception

    Cuba’s in the Air: The Legal Challenges to Loaning Art from Cuba due to Judgments under the State Sponsored Terrorism Exception
      By Mandy Estinville* Cuba and the United States are closer now than they have been for 50 years. In 2015, the United States officially removed Cuba from its list of State Sponsors of Terrorism. Moreover, the Obama Administration…
  • Mar 22

    The Legislative History of NEA and NEH

    The Legislative History of NEA and NEH
    Art like life should be free, since both are experimental. ~George Santayana By Emily Lanza* On March 16, 2017, the President of the United States announced his proposed budget for 2018, which outlines his plans to eliminate the National…
  • Mar 15

    Book Review: “Art and Business: Transactions in Art & Cultural Property” (2016)

    Book Review: “Art and Business: Transactions in Art & Cultural Property” (2016)
    By Marine Leclinche* With every new publication on the subject of art law we are pleased to note the developments and growth of the field, as well as acknowledge new authors tackling the subject. In his introduction, to Art and…
Rank this Week: 3161

Federalist Society Multimedia…

Federalist Society Multimedia Archive

Audio of recent events, speeches and conferences of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies.

http://www.fed-soc.org/publications/page/multimedia-from-past-federalist-society-events-2014
  • Mar 30

    The Role of Economic Liberty in the United States 3-28-2017

    The Role of Economic Liberty in the United States 3-28-2017
    Administrative Law & Regulation and Telecommunications & Electronic Media Practice GroupsThe Federalist Society hosted a lunch and discussion on the role of Economic Liberty in the United States on Tuesday, March 28, 2017.  …
  • Mar 30

    The Role of Economic Liberty in the United States - Senator Ted Cruz Keynote Address 3-28-2017

    The Role of Economic Liberty in the United States - Senator Ted Cruz Keynote Address 3-28-2017
    Administrative Law & Regulation and Telecommunications & Electronic Media Practice GroupsSenator Ted Cruz gives the keynote address to open the Federalist Society's lunch and discussion on the role of Economic Liberty in the United…
  • Mar 15

    Keynote Address by Richard Epstein 3-4-2017

    Keynote Address by Richard Epstein 3-4-2017
    2017 National Student SymposiumProfessor Richard Epstein delivered the keynote address titled "A common lawyer looks at the constitutional protection for freedom of speech" during the 2017 National Student Symposium at Columbia Law School on…
Rank this Week: 834

Saber Leyes No Es Saber Derecho

Saber Leyes No Es Saber Derecho

Covers constitutional law and jurisprudence (in Spanish). Features legal news, cases and commentaries from Argentina, U.S. and the Americas.

http://www.saberderecho.com/
  • Mar 29

    Tuitificación de "Schiffrin" y "Villamil"

    Tuitificación de "Schiffrin" y "Villamil"
    Ayer salieron tres sentencias con las que no estamos de acuerdo.Nos salteamos por razones de fuerza mayor la escritura del comentario en prosa, y como alternativa ersatz proponemos esta compilación de tuits con nuestra lectura de…
  • Mar 9

    Revisión de las estadísticas de la Corte 2012-2016

    Revisión de las estadísticas de la Corte 2012-2016
    Volvemos a actualizar un post que se refería al trienio 2012-2014, incluyendo las nuevas referencias que proporciona la Corte sobre sus estadísticas y que ahora nos permiten ver un quinquenio. Los datos originales pueden verse…
  • Feb 14

    La Corte Argentina frente a la Corte Interamericana: la resolución de no-cumplimiento del caso Fontevecchia

    La Corte Argentina frente a la Corte Interamericana: la resolución de no-cumplimiento del caso Fontevecchia
    El caso "Editorial Perfil": el tramo doméstico y el tramo internacional.Recordemos brevemente lo que necesitamos saber del caso. Hace mucho, Menem no reconocía públicamente a Menem Jr. La Revista "Noticias"…
Rank this Week: 856

Beyond The Scope

Beyond The Scope

Covers the practice of interstate drug interdiction and property seizure/forfeiture. By Stowers & Sarcone, PLC.

http://www.interstatedrugbust.com/blog/
  • Mar 28

    Iowa Forfeiture Law “Reform” Bill

    Iowa Forfeiture Law “Reform” Bill
    IOWA SENATE FILE 446 Today the Iowa Senate Judiciary Committee introduced Senate File 446 (SF 446). This legislation proposes a few meaningful revisions to Iowa’s civil forfeiture laws.  The 5 changes coming to Iowa Code…
  • Mar 24

    Iowa Arrest Warrants: How To Find Out If You Have An Arrest Warrant

    Iowa Arrest Warrants: How To Find Out If You Have An Arrest Warrant
    Do I have an arrest warrant? This is a question we field almost every week at Stowers & Sarcone, PLC. When a typical arrest warrant is filed in Iowa, it is sealed. That means you cannot see it on Iowa Courts Online. Many people do…
  • Feb 24

    Felon in Possession of a Fire Arm? Avoid Facebook!

    Felon in Possession of a Fire Arm? Avoid Facebook!
    It’s Friday and Fridays call for FREE legal advice! So here goes… If you are a convicted felon it is illegal to possess a firearm under federal law. Apparently, Israel Torres, the leader of a Patriot movement group in Phoenix,…
Rank this Week: 2120

Constitutional & Legal Education…

Constitutional & Legal Education News

Covers constitutional and legal issues in a non-lawyerly way. By David J. Shestokas.

http://www.shestokas.com/
  • Mar 17

    Two Lawless Court Injunctions Against President Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration

    Two Lawless Court Injunctions Against President Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration
    On March 15, 2017, two federal judges ordered the executive branch of our government to not enforce an order issued by President Trump. The orders by these judges were without legal basis, and these theoretical guardians of the law acted with…
  • Mar 13

    The Tyrannical Rule of the U.S. Supreme Court by Donald C. Brockett

    The Tyrannical Rule of the U.S. Supreme Court by Donald C. Brockett
    What is meant by “tyranny”?  It was the tyranny of King George that provoked America’s Declaration of Independence in 1776.   It was “The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of…
  • Mar 10

    Book Review: Stack the Legal Odds in Your Favor

    Book Review: Stack the Legal Odds in Your Favor
    What happens when an attorney and a guy who’s not a lawyer with a history fighting in court on his own get together to create a legal self-help book? You get a book with an attitude.  Think Mark Wahlberg in the courtroom. Authors…
Rank this Week: 2676

Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 2764

Teen Jury

Teen Jury

Covers how the law and our judicial system affects kids and teenagers.

http://www.teenjury.com/
  • Feb 9

    Ethics 101: No longer a required course for POTUS

    Ethics 101: No longer a required course for POTUS
    What does ethics mean? Different people have varying views of its definition. Clearly, what is ethical and what is lawful are not always the same.  For instance, prior to the Civil War, slavery was legal, yet many people rightly and…
  • Nov 10

    Trump election alters future of the Supreme Court

    Trump election alters future of the Supreme Court
    Justice Scalia died nearly nine months ago.  His seat remains vacant.  Republicans have denied President Obama’s nominee a hearing, instead claiming that it was too late in his term to be able to make such a critical…
  • Oct 11

    Supreme Court hears first design patent case in more than a century

    Supreme Court hears first design patent case in more than a century
    In 1894, the Supreme Court heard two parties argue over a patent for a new rug design.  In Dunlap v Schofield (1894), $250 was at stake.  The Court has not heard another design patent case until today.  In Samsung Electronics…
Rank this Week: 3086

The Legal Conservative

The Legal Conservative

Discusses law and cases from a conservative perspective. By the Woodring Law Firm.

http://www.woodringlawfirm.com/legal_conservative_blog
Rank this Week: 4187

Jerry Tanenbaum's Blog

Jerry Tanenbaum's Blog

Covers school law, special education, bullying, school discipline and school-related First Amendment rights.

http://jerrytanenbaum.com/sample-page/
  • Jan 26

    CAN YOU LOSE CHILD SUPPORT FOR YOUR ADULT CHILD WITH DISABILITIES?

    CAN YOU LOSE CHILD SUPPORT FOR YOUR ADULT CHILD WITH DISABILITIES?
    The answer is “yes” and “no.”   The lives of parents caring for adult children with disabilities is already burdensome, and this change in the law adds an additional barrier such parents will have to overcome, but…
  • Jan 16

    Charter Schools and Children with Disabilitie

    Charter Schools and Children with Disabilitie
    The U.S. Department of Education recently released a “Dear Colleague” Letter to clarify that all students who qualify, or would qualify, in their neighborhood school District for either an IEP under the I.D.E.A., or a Section 504…
  • Jul 1

    Teenager with Disabilities Injured and Arrested by TSA Workers in Airport

    Teenager with Disabilities Injured and Arrested by TSA Workers in Airport
    Another sad reminder in the news, that caregivers of people with disabilities cannot presume that authority personnel will listen to or understand the caregiver’s guidance on how best to deal with a person’s disabilities. This sad…
Rank this Week: 1576

ACSBlog

ACSBlog

Covers progressive law and policy issues, with a focus on constitutional issues. From the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy.

http://www.acslaw.org/acsblog
  • Jan 19

    Equality Deserves Commitment from Betsy DeVo

    Equality Deserves Commitment from Betsy DeVo
    by Lauren A. Khouri, Associate Attorney at Correia & Puth, PLLCThis week, the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) held a hearing on Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of the U.S.…
  • Jan 19

    A Legacy Worth Defending

    A Legacy Worth Defending
    by Christopher Wright DurocherLast week saw the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division release what amounts to a valedictory report on policing for the Obama era, detailing findings that Chicago Police Department…
  • Jan 18

    Public Goods and Economic Opportunity

    Public Goods and Economic Opportunity
    by K. Sabeel Rahman, Assistant Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law SchoolAs the incoming Trump administration prepares to take office, many Obama era policy initiatives find themselves in the crosshairs of the new administration and the Republican…
Rank this Week: 2777

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

Provides commentary on law, politics and justice. By Professor Darren Hutchinson.

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1041

Michael Smith's Law Blog

Michael Smith's Law Blog

A legal blog written by a recent graduate of UCLA School of Law. Posts cover a wide range of topics, but areas of focus include criminal law, constitutional law, law and technology, and commentary on scholarship and legal education.

http://www.smithblawg.blogspot.com
  • Dec 6

    Wells Fargo Turns to Arbitration Clauses to Neutralize False Account Lawsuit

    Wells Fargo Turns to Arbitration Clauses to Neutralize False Account Lawsuit
    The New York Times reports that Wells Fargo has been using arbitration clauses in its contracts with customers to defeat claims that the bank set up false accounts for customers:Ms. Zeleny, a lawyer who lives outside Salt Lake City and opened…
  • Dec 6

    Fish, the Fourth Amendment, and the Scope of Consent

    Fish, the Fourth Amendment, and the Scope of Consent
    It's always a pleasant surprise to see legal disputes that involve fish for nonsensical reasons, particularly fish-related disputes that may be heard by the United States Supreme Court. Cases involving salmon are of particular interest (see,…
  • Nov 29

    Will Second Amendment Law Change Under Trump's Supreme Court?

    Will Second Amendment Law Change Under Trump's Supreme Court?
    One of President-Elect Donald Trump's priorities when appointing a Supreme Court Justice to replace Justice Scalia is to select a justice who will "defend the Second Amendment." Commentators forecast that Trump's nominee will be pro-Second…
Rank this Week: 2014

California Defamation Law Blog

California Defamation Law Blog

By Adrianos Facchetti.

http://www.defamationlawblog.com/
  • Sep 14

    Are Statements About Future Events Defamatory?

    Are Statements About Future Events Defamatory?
    As I’ve written about before, there is a thin and often elusive line between what is actionable defamation and what is non-actionable opinion. An example of a type of statement that often confounds lawyers is one that appears to be a…
  • Dec 4

    Corporations May Not Maintain A Claim For False Light

    Corporations May Not Maintain A Claim For False Light
    Plaintiffs often make the mistake of alleging claims of false light on behalf of corporations. This often occurs when the case also involves individual plaintiffs, particularly in the context of internet defamation. It springs from a…
  • Feb 5

    5 Common Mistakes Lawyers Make When Drafting Defamation Complaint

    5 Common Mistakes Lawyers Make When Drafting Defamation Complaint
    In my defamation practice I see lawyers continually making the same mistakes when they draft complaints. Unfortunately for their clients, these drafting errors often lead to partial or complete dismissals of their lawsuits. Here are just five…
Rank this Week: 1150